Category Archives: Cardio

Best Blogs of 2016

Unlike the typical best-of post, this isn’t going to be a personal recap of 2016, with a commentary for each piece of writing. As personally, I have no interest in such things – whether it’s reading someone else’s, or writing one myself. (no offence!) What I will do, is list off my top posts of…

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The 5 Best HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) Combos

The benefits of exercising with intensity are plentiful – unmatched improvements in insulin sensitivity and body composition, mind-blowing reductions in triglyceride and blood glucose levels, considerable increases in aerobic performance measures (that are equivalent to steady-state cardio in < 1/10th the time) – and as we discussed in 1% Fitness, there are several ways you…

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The 20+ Muscles You’re Forgetting & Why They Continue to Weaken

— Originally posted as a guest article for StrengthSensei.com — The protocol for determining natural movement is pretty straight-forward: Look at hunter-gatherers Look at children How did we move before technological advances? And how did we move before we were told how to move? This is the same illustration I used to speculate whether steady-state…

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1% Fitness FAQs – What About Muscular Endurance?

The reason we should be lifting weights is to build strength and muscle, but I often receive questions on the importance of muscular endurance. As discussed in 1% Fitness, and as we went through in Eat Meat And Stop Jogging, endurance is an inferior biomarker for longevity, and purposely pursuing it can be detrimental to…

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Sprinting vs Jogging – Go Fast to Burn Fat

When it comes to fat loss, there’s something to be said about the practice of going ‘all out.’ For instance: Research from 2014 in the European Journal of Endocrinology determined that maximal exercise increases a fat burning hormone called irisin (turns white fat to brown) 34% higher than a matched workload with a lower intensity.…

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Exercise Intensity (HIIT) Trumps Exercise Duration (Cardio) for Disease Prevention

Despite conventional thinking (and advice), low-volume high-intensity interval exercise (aka HIIT) results in far greater improvements in cardiometabolic health markers than moderate-intensity endurance training (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). With a multitude of research studies praising HIIT for it’s ability to enhance vascular structure and function (1, 2) increase ventricular mass and stroke volume (1,…

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Why MORE Exercise Fails for Fat Loss – “You Cannot Outrun a Bad Diet”

It’s been just about a year since Eat Meat And Stop Jogging was released, so I like to think this new editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine is my anniversary gift: The paper discusses many of the same misconceptions reviewed in the book, including the sad reality that exercise is good for your…

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Exercise to GAIN Not Lose

If you’ve read Live It NOT Diet! you recognize that “you can’t out-exercise a crappy diet.” And if you’ve read Eat Meat And Stop Jogging, you understand that “training to go further and more frequently does more harm than good”…. …especially when it involves excessive amounts of steady-state cardio! BUT that’s not to say you…

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